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DVD Sales: The Office Is The Latest Powerhouse TV Show on DVD

September 22, 2009
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The latest DVD Sales Chart is out, so get on in here and check it out, along with my DVD Sales Notes:

DVD Sales Notes:

-Following the strong debut of Heroes last week ($14.6 million so far), and the amazing performance of True Blood this summer ($53.5 million!), The Office – Season Five continued the trend of TV shows performing well on DVD as it sold 407,426 copies in its first week for sales of $13.9 million.  That’s pretty great!  Unfortunately, the super buzzy Fringe: The Complete First Season didn’t breakout as much as Fox would have hoped.  If Supernatural can debut with $8.7 million, Fringe should have been able to do better than $3.8 million.

Crank: High Voltage‘s $5 million opening sales week might seem unimpressive at a first glance, but the Jason Statham action movie only earned $13 million in theaters.  For whatever reason, Statham can not open a movie.  His movies almost never do very well, and yet, they always get sequels, and they always do pretty well on DVD.  I love the guy as an actor, but if I ran a studio, I would not be booking him as a lead.  His career is unique and inexplicable.

-Thomas the Tank Engine is on the chart! Thomas And Friends: Hero of the Rails earned $902,299 in its first week.  This takes me right back to my childhood!

-You know what’s been quietly doing very well for itself on DVD for the past two months?  Fast And Furious! After seven weekends, the relaunch of the action franchise has sold 2.7 million DVDs and earned $45.1 million, which is very solid.

-Can anyone explain to me why Iron Man popped into 15th place after being off the Top 30 chart for a few months?  Was it the Disney/Marvel merger?  Did Iron Man 2 info get released?  Let me know in the comments.  Here’s the full chart:

DVD Sales Chart for the Week Ending September 6, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week % Chg Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 The Office – Season Five 407,426 -.-% 407,426 $13,905,449 $13,905,449 1
2 Crank: High Voltage 283,731 -.-% 283,731 $4,963,278 $4,963,278 1
3 Hannah Montana The Movie 145,655 -47.4% 2,115,161 $2,650,921 $36,027,200 4
4 Fringe: The Complete First Season 103,405 -.-% 103,405 $3,854,938 $3,854,938 1
5 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish 98,719 -62.3% 360,531 $1,944,764 $6,392,950 2
6 State of Play 96,071 -73.0% 451,263 $1,831,113 $7,510,633 2
7 Heroes – Season Three 85,559 -71.9% 390,527 $3,207,607 $14,640,857 2
8 Disney Nature Earth 71,463 -66.3% 283,619 $1,352,080 $4,956,610 2
9 Thomas And Friends: Hero of the Rails 64,496 -.-% 64,496 $902,299 $902,299 1
10 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland 60,910 -.-% 60,910 $913,041 $913,041 1
11 Fast And Furious 58,058 -28.2% 2,720,547 $881,111 $45,077,252 7
12 Supernatural – The Complete Fourth Season 57,121 -76.7% 302,168 $2,288,267 $11,212,879 2
13 Coraline 54,840 15.0% 1,824,594 $946,654 $33,750,210 8
14 I Love You, Man 49,787 -41.2% 1,138,730 $959,893 $19,319,666 5
15 Iron Man 46,673 -.-% 9,033,049 $652,241 $161,697,021 50
16 True Blood: The Complete First Season 44,409 -30.0% 1,536,424 $1,531,666 $53,517,279 17
17 Race to Witch Mountain 43,717 -34.0% 1,319,019 $909,182 $23,602,243 6
18 The Last House on the Left 43,065 -48.0% 610,858 $879,387 $12,568,692 4
19 Criminal Minds: The Complete Fourth Season 42,413 -.-% 42,413 $1,517,537 $1,517,537 1
20 Watchmen 41,639 -28.4% 2,146,195 $866,537 $44,922,875 8
21 17 Again 41,313 -44.3% 1,080,224 $827,185 $19,803,345 5
22 Two and a Half Men – The Complete Sixth Season 38,746 -62.3% 141,610 $1,305,740 $3,722,016 2
23 Fighting 37,157 -62.1% 415,833 $742,768 $7,189,646 3
24 Duplicity 36,261 -61.2% 399,532 $719,781 $6,728,469 3
25 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 36,220 -38.7% 499,233 $1,259,732 $12,447,160 4
26 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 34,590 6.5% 207,277 $1,106,534 $6,630,791 4
27 House, M.D. – Season Five 33,857 -64.4% 380,892 $1,503,928 $12,092,733 3
28 Adventureland 31,356 -60.7% 292,228 $620,222 $5,471,050 3
29 Obsessed 29,632 -45.8% 951,628 $528,931 $16,000,122 6
30 Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season 29,624 -48.1% 293,080 $1,080,980 $10,694,489 3
All figures compiled by The-Numbers

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A Double Dose Of DVD Sales Charts; State Of Play… Eh, But Heroes Flies High

September 15, 2009

Somehow I missed last week’s edition of The-Numbers‘ DVD Sales Chart, but never fear, we’ve got two weeks worth of DVD Sales Charts along with my DVD Sales Notes today.  Take a look:

DVD Sales Notes:

State of Play, the star-studded political thriller with Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck that failed to take off at the box office (it earned $37 million) didn’t make a huge splash in its first week on the home market.  Sure, it earned a number one debut with 344,745 units sold, but it was a very slow week for DVD Sales, and its $5.5 million worth of sales was actually third in terms of pure dollars for the week.

-Sci-Fi television on DVD is a hot commodity right now.  Heroes – Season Three had the best total sales this week with about $11.1 million.  Supernatural – The Complete Fourth Season was not far behind with $8.7 million.  Both grosses are solid starts for the DVD sets.  Still, neither of these feats can even touch True Blood: The Complete First Season, which increased by 44.8% and 11.9% over the past two weeks, as the second season drew to a close on TV.   Thus far, the set has sold about 1.49 million copies for a $51.9 million total!  These sci-fi successes bode well for the releases of CW’s Vampire Diaries (which is already a success), and ABC’s FlashForward and V.  As Star Trek proved this Summer, science fiction is in a very profitable place right now.

-TV comedies, however, did not fare so well.  Two And A Half Men – The Complete Sixth Season found $2.4 million, which, in my opinion, is $2.4 million too much.  That show is awfulDesperate Housewives – The Complete Fifth Season sold fewer copies, though it was more expensive, and it grossed $2.9 million.  Comedies are palatable and widely accessible, but they don’t have the fanboys!

Hannah Montana The Movie continues its solid run, and with almost 2 million units sold, it’s raked in a terrific $33.2 million  for Disney thus far.  But then, does this surprise you?

Bring It On: Fight To The Finish sold 254,456 copies for sales of $4.3 million, proving that there is still an audience for these direct-to-DVD spinoffs about cheerleading.  With a few more weeks of solid sales and an inevitable MTV deal down the road, why not keep pumping out these pictures and finding a small profit?

Both charts are below:

Top DVD Sales for the Week Ending September 6, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week Change Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 State of Play 344,745 -.-% 344,745 $5,512,473 $5,512,473 1
2 Heroes – Season Three 296,170 -.-% 296,170 $11,103,413 $11,103,413 1
3 Hannah Montana The Movie 269,349 -41.4% 1,961,734 $4,710,914 $33,240,346 3
4 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish 254,456 -.-% 254,456 $4,323,207 $4,323,207 1
5 Supernatural – The Complete Fourth Season 238,081 -.-% 238,081 $8,670,910 $8,670,910 1
6 Disney Nature Earth 206,192 -.-% 206,192 $3,503,202 $3,503,202 1
7 Two and a Half Men – The Complete Sixth Season 100,493 -.-% 100,493 $2,360,581 $2,360,581 1
8 Fighting 95,563 -66.0% 376,277 $1,910,304 $6,398,921 2
9 House, M.D. – Season Five 92,909 -63.1% 344,895 $3,702,424 $10,503,526 2
10 Duplicity 90,944 -66.3% 360,764 $1,648,815 $5,963,237 2
11 I Love You, Man 82,497 -29.8% 1,086,833 $1,513,820 $18,321,055 4
12 The Last House on the Left 80,670 -43.7% 565,703 $1,733,598 $11,644,391 3
13 Fast And Furious 78,671 -6.8% 2,660,318 $1,191,622 $44,163,257 6
14 Desperate Housewives – The Complete Fifth Season 78,085 -.-% 78,085 $2,927,407 $2,927,407 1
15 Adventureland 77,912 -57.0% 258,972 $1,518,505 $4,813,797 2
16 17 Again 72,396 -32.1% 1,037,072 $1,429,770 $18,939,841 4
17 NCIS: The Complete Sixth Season 70,537 -50.6% 213,261 $2,503,358 $7,568,633 2
18 Race to Witch Mountain 64,260 -7.6% 1,273,354 $1,242,062 $22,655,408 5
19 True Blood: The Complete First Season 62,123 11.9% 1,490,665 $2,164,987 $51,938,565 16
20 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 57,331 -46.1% 461,276 $1,989,386 $11,127,154 3
21 Watchmen 56,814 1.9% 2,103,190 $1,218,592 $44,027,040 7
22 Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season 55,435 -73.1% 261,776 $2,022,823 $9,552,206 2
23 Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas 53,367 -.-% 53,367 $540,608 $540,608 1
24 Obsessed 53,076 5.8% 920,387 $928,299 $15,443,049 5
25 Coraline 46,299 -12.9% 1,768,351 $909,697 $32,775,990 7
26 The Soloist 44,072 -25.7% 448,142 $717,492 $7,577,465 5
27 Sunshine Cleaning 39,000 -64.9% 150,146 $821,340 $2,773,064 2
28 One Tree Hill: The Complete Sixth Season 38,943 -68.3% 161,948 $1,401,559 $5,828,509 2
29 Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season 34,716 -68.3% 144,299 $902,269 $3,750,331 2
30 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 31,512 -37.0% 171,732 $1,008,069 $5,493,707 3
Top DVD Sales for the Week Ending September 30, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week Change Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 Hannah Montana The Movie 459,660 -62.7% 1,692,385 $7,942,925 $28,529,432 2
2 Fighting 280,714 -.-% 280,714 $4,488,617 $4,488,617 1
3 Duplicity 269,820 -.-% 269,820 $4,314,422 $4,314,422 1
4 House, M.D. – Season Five 251,986 -.-% 251,986 $6,801,102 $6,801,102 1
5 Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season 206,341 -.-% 206,341 $7,529,383 $7,529,383 1
6 Adventureland 181,060 -.-% 181,060 $3,295,292 $3,295,292 1
7 The Last House on the Left 143,322 -58.1% 485,033 $3,079,990 $9,910,793 2
8 NCIS: The Complete Sixth Season 142,724 -.-% 142,724 $5,065,275 $5,065,275 1
9 One Tree Hill: The Complete Sixth Season 123,005 -.-% 123,005 $4,426,950 $4,426,950 1
10 I Love You, Man 117,535 -44.4% 1,004,336 $2,114,455 $16,807,235 3
11 Sunshine Cleaning 111,146 -.-% 111,146 $1,951,724 $1,951,724 1
12 Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season 109,583 -.-% 109,583 $2,848,062 $2,848,062 1
13 17 Again 106,641 -40.4% 964,676 $2,081,462 $17,510,070 3
14 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 106,365 -64.3% 403,945 $3,061,185 $9,137,768 2
15 WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW 87,565 -.-% 87,565 $2,056,902 $2,056,902 1
16 Fast & Furious 84,394 -18.2% 2,581,647 $1,315,112 $42,971,635 5
17 Race to Witch Mountain 69,547 -31.5% 1,209,094 $1,309,396 $21,413,346 4
18 The Simpsons – The Complete Twelfth Season 60,813 -63.5% 227,601 $1,945,408 $7,280,956 2
19 The Soloist 59,305 2.4% 404,070 $939,984 $6,859,973 4
20 Corpse Bride, The 58,423 37.4% $514,707 187
21 Watchmen 55,757 -9.9% 2,046,376 $1,276,869 $42,808,448 6
22 True Blood: The Complete First Season 55,527 44.8% 1,428,542 $1,942,890 $49,773,578 15
23 Coraline 53,183 -20.7% 1,722,052 $1,028,086 $31,866,294 6
24 Obsessed 50,149 -29.1% 867,311 $877,106 $14,514,750 4
25 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 49,985 -44.6% 140,220 $1,599,020 $4,485,638 2
26 Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Series 43,380 -58.4% 147,669 $1,626,316 $5,409,921 2
27 Twilight 34,206 0.2% 9,123,018 $544,560 $163,775,902 23
28 Knowing 30,584 -11.1% 1,406,774 $471,605 $21,136,515 8
29 Push 29,776 -.-% 860,784 $459,146 $13,685,313 8
30 The Haunting in Connecticut 27,939 -6.0% 826,655 $476,377 $16,386,518 7